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Joseph Yammin defeats Joshua Akamba for NDC national organiser position

Yammin defeated the incumbent national organiser, Joshua Akamba, and five other aspirants to grab the position

The former deputy sports minister Joseph Yammin has been elected the national organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the party’s tenth national delegates’ congress at the Accra Sports Stadium.

He defeated the incumbent national organiser, Joshua Akamba, and five other aspirants to grab the position. He polled 3,730 votes, with his closest contender, Akamba, trailing him with 2,035 votes.

The other race

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah emerged the winner in the race for the national chairmanship after serving the party for the past 17 years as general secretary.

General Mosquito, as he is popularly called, polled 5,569 votes (65.17% of the vote), as against his main contender and immediate past chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, who garnered 2,892 votes (33.81%).

Of the other contenders for the chairmanship position, Samuel Yaw Adusei had 52 votes (0.61% of total votes cast) while Nii Armah Ashitey won 38 votes (0.44%).

Fifi Kwetey, the former MP for Ketu South, becomes the party’s new general secretary.

Listen to Dr Serebour Quaicoe, director of the EC’s electoral services department, declaring the full results in the attached audio clip below:

Full list of winners

Chairman
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah

Vice-chairpersons
Awudu Sofo Azorka
Dr Sherry Ayittey
Abanga Yakubu Alhassan

General secretary
Fifi Kwetey

Deputy general secretaries
Barbara Serwaa Asamoa
Gbande Foyo Mustapha

National organiser
Joseph Yammin

Deputy national organisers
Elikem Kotoko
Kobby Barlon

At least 9,000 delegates took part in the voting process for the tenth congress of the National Democratic Congress which ended Sunday dawn. Sixty-three candidates vied for various national positions within the NDC.

The NDC lost the last two general elections – 2016 and 2020 – at the presidential level and will be hoping to stage a comeback in 2024.

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